Accession Number:

ADA364119

Title:

The National Guard's Role in a Weapons of Mass Destruction Incident

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-04-05

Pagination or Media Count:

44.0

Abstract:

In the aftermath of the Cold War, the United States may well be facing its most formidable enemy. The enemy is a faceless individual or group, which has determined the only way the United States will understand their viewpoint, is through the calculated and indiscriminate use of violent acts. Unfortunately, these acts now include the potential to use a weapon of mass destruction WMD device. The defining domestic attack that caused the United States to review their laws and policies concerning terrorism occurred on April 19, 1995, in Oklahoma City, OK. The National Guard initially established a Rapid Assessment and Initial Detection RAID Element in each of the ten FEMA Regions to assist first responders in a WMD incident. This strategic research paper will identify shortfalls in the existing National Guard policy and provide a more cost effective RAID Element manning model to best support the first responders needs, and retain the National Guards inherent responsibility to be the Nations first military

Subject Categories:

  • Unconventional Warfare
  • Nuclear Weapons

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE